I thought that PayPal fees were 2.9% plus $0.30, and that eBay final value is 9%.
Let's say your card sells $475. If I have my figures correct, you would have to pay
a) $0.45 in postage
b) PayPal fees of $14.08
c) final value fees of $42.75 (with free shipping) [WOW! $42.75?? That's THEFT!]
for a final profit of $417.72 - CASH.
Am I missing other fees?
I know I "guessed" $475, but I have been selling gift cards at close to face value.
You'd have to research completed listings to get a better idea of who much your card would sell for.
I accumulated a lot of Amazon credit, but then realized that what I wanted costs $100 more at Amazon than at Apple.
So today I used my Amazon credit to buy a Kindle & accessories, which I'll sell on eBay to get PayPal funds.
Silly people on eBay are paying so much more for a new Kindle Touch than they would have to pay at Amazon. This past week some guy sold 3 of them at $104 (Buy It Now) + $15 shipping (total of $119) for a Kindle Touch they could get at Amazon for $99 and free shipping!
Hope you get as much as possible with your card!
Both PJ and CP will give me $415 cash or $435 in Amazon credit. At that level, the eBay/PayPal fees are higher.
That's why I said YMMV! ...Hope you get as much as possible with your card!
Thanks for the fee breakdown, bipwop. Isn't there also a charge from eBay when you set a reserve or high starting price? What do you do-- do you start at 99 cents and hope you don't lose out? I think I trust a eBay/PayPal transaction a bit more than PJ/CP. I am worried I'll ship my card off to one of them and never hear anything!
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